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pop out leis and call it a day. >> stephanie: and senator feinstein is still scraping ted cruz off of her shoes. >> that was awesome. >> stephanie: thank you for the lecture i appreciate it. i'm going to play that all morning. >> yes, she says to him essentially i have been here longer than you have been alive. >> stephanie: we'll it is just awesome. and speaking of awesome chicks. jacki schechner in the current news. >> happy friday everybody. president obama is travelling to argon today, a department of research that specializes in advanced battery research. you may remember during his state of the union address, the president stated he is prepared to use executive action should congress fail to act on alternative energy. he is going to ask for $2 billion over ten years. the money would come from royalties from offshore drilling. rob portman has changed his stance on same-sex marriage because his son is gay. he said his son will came out to him back in 2011 and then he realized he wanted his son to have the same opportunities as everyone else. senator portman
senator dianne feinstein's proposed assault weapons ban from the gun control legislation that's protected to reach the senate floor next month. harry reid said he would like to do it but the votes are against her. >> diane has worked so hard on this but urgent now her amendment using most the optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. not 60. >> john: he's quite broken off. if harry reid had not broken his promise to pass new laws with 51 votes getting the necessary number might have been possible. here's another number over 50 that senator might have considered when making his legislative plans. according to the latest "abc news" "washington post" poll, 57% of adults said they would support a ban on the sale of assault weapons. only 41% said they wouldn't. that's only if you believe in democracy. as for senator feinstein she had said to have been angry when she told reporters, how many assault weapons do you need circulating. to have these mass killings is such a blight on everything that america stands for. meanwhile new gun control legislation became latte in colorado where democratic
. and senator dianne feinstein gets an assault weapons ban out of the senate judiciary committee yesterday. a big first step. >> first, this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this friday, another big problem for the carnival cruise line. just a month after one of their ships floated with no power in the gulf of mexico yesterday, the carnival dream suffered mechanical problems while docked in st. martin. toilets didn't work for a while. the only good thing was that they were in port. so people could actually leave the ship. guests are now -- they have cancelled the rest of the cruise. guests are being flown home and given a refund for three days of the cruise that they will miss plus half off their next cruise should they choose to book another one. >> gee, thanks >> bill: how about a show of hands. how many listening or how many watching would go on a carnival cruise? >> they ought to change the name >> bill: hello. i see one hand raised. they ought to change the name. i don't know. there is a death wish on it or something, man.
senator dianne feinstein who introduced the assault weapons ban. >> it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of rights provide for the right of the people to keep and bill arms shall not be infringed. >> one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook youngsters youngsters were dismembered. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. i've been here a long time. i studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated, and i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit--you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? do they need a bazuka. >> michael: senator, you're no jack kipped. cruz is not winning any popularity contests. he has been on the losing side of every single vote take
that dianne feinstein has done on that bill. harry reid proving to be a weenie. that and more, here on current tv. [ music ] billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ music ] >> across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: president obama on his way to israel. joe biden on his way back from rome. oh, my god. john boehner is in charge. oh, god, are we in trouble. good morning, everybody. what do you say? it is wednesday. wednesday, march 20th. good to see you today. this is the full court press here on cu
and laughing at you behind the back saying these guys think we're going to get something done. feinstein, who shepherded this bill said: i'm not putting this on feinstein. she was one of the few democrats who did try hard on this. apparently she thinks, harry reid thinks that the most votes they can get is 40 in the senate meaning that they have lost about 15 democratic senators. now you're going to say well, what can you do, the country set it right right? the country is so conservative. wrong again bang on sale of assault weapons 56% say ban them 56%. that apparently we don't live in a democracy. how about high capacity magazines, 59%, 60% among republicans. apparently we eliminate democracy. let me bring in a couple of reporters, ginger gibson and david as is suroda. david, let me start with you. democrats, do they mean to lose on purpose or are they the worst politicians in american history? >> no, i think they're not the worst politicians in american history. i think they're smart politicians, wiley politicians. the fix is in. if they wanted to ban assault weapons, if they wanted to go b
reid said it didn't have the votes to pass. senator dianne feinstein who introduced the ban said it this way. i cannot fight the nra. the nra spends unlimited sums backed by the gun manufacturer who are craven in my view. i don't know what we can done other than drafting a bill. in asking for support and enabling something to pass in the senate now i could put a hold on the whole package but i'm not going to do that. so instead the rest of the gun safety bill will go forward without the assault weapons ban. of course there is a possibility it could be attached to a later bill but certainly there is not a guarantee. gun safety is fast becoming a low priority in washington. and another is immigration. john boehner praised the bipartisan house group working on immigration legislation. >> there are a lot of issues in here that have to be dealt with and i think what this bipartisan group came up with is frankly a pretty responsible solution. >> michael: sounds like progress but of course this being washington self promotion is as much a priority as actual legislation. in these days no
. senator dianne feinstein delivered on her hearing on her bill to ban assault weapons. after senator ted cruz tried to instruct her on the constitution, the good senator from california replied with this. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 0 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, i saw people shot. i studied the constitution myself. i'm reasonably well educated, and i thank thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit--you used the word prohibit--it exempts. 2271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? do they need a bazooka. >> john: nice lecture, senator cruz. the bad news, senator feinstein apologized to senator cruz later. but hey she has to work with the guy. those people who were shot were harvey milk and senator marscone. >>> the riots erupted after the shooting of 16-year-old kimani gray. one officer was injured but behind this protest is a larger story. most people shot by police in in 2011 were black like, kimani gray or hispanic. and they are routinely detained by police. the police have bee
a great press conference where senator boxer and senator feinstein, representative pelosi, and they talked very glowingly about moms who were there. 250 moms were there, and we had more than 100 meetings with our legislators today to demand common sense gun laws. >> michael: a lot of the names you just mentioned are names we would expect to be in favor of changing the gun laws we have now. what about representatives on the hill who are opposed to these gun laws? >> live in indiana, so i had four different meetings with representatives and senator staff from my state, and the democrats and republicans alike are very progun in the state of indiana. but they hear constantly from members of the nra and gun lobbyists who tell them that, you know, we are trying to ban all guns or take away the second amendment and we need to come more often and in district and make the calls to show that we are 80 million strong, the nra is 4 million strong and if we ban together we'll make a difference. >> michael: you mentioned that some of these meetings were emoti
the united states senate was unable to do. dianne feinstein's ban did not pass on the floor vote because harry reid decided they were not going it to put it in their gun bill that they're going to put on the floor. it's an assaults weapons ban. over 200 weapons are still available to americans. but no, this was not good enough. the reason was because reid and other democratic senators were afraid of how it would play. max baucus of montana jon tester of montana. mark begich of ark heidi keitkamp and joe maughan. they're running scared. if they all band together and said you know what we're going to do this, they would be with the american people. it turns out this time they were not with the american people. and then of course "abc news" washington poll post conducted march 7th shows 57% of americans support assault weapons ban. 41% oppose it. 57% of americans support it. why cannot the senate get that through their heads? why can't they sit there and say, you know what, this is what the people want. let's vote on it. 57 is the smallest majority for any of these gun laws. we've heard 91%
to pass committee, is likely to fail on the floor of the house. senator dianne feinstein sponsored the bill which also would limit high-capacity magazines. once the ban gets through committee, the nra is well prepared to lobby against it. the ban is also not likely to go anywhere in the gop-controlled house. vice president biden is going to lead the u.s. delegation to rome for next week's formal installation of the new pope. this leaves president obama to keep his plans to travel to the middle east as scheduled. he is going to jerusalem next tuesday. this afternoon, president obama travels up to capitol hill again this time to meet with senator and house democrats. house speaker boehner has a response up today. he says he appreciates the president's outreach but has heard the proposals before. he calls for presidential leadership but at the same time accusing the president of not conceding to his party's balanced party approach which ultimately be punish the middle class. nancy pelosi is going to be unabducted into the women's fall of fame. the ceremony is octo
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